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We were recently out doing a little shopping for some climbing and outdoor gear in general.  I decide to have a peek to see if I could find a new pair of pants and found this incredibly cute pair of pants by a company named Tentree.  I knew nothing about the company or what they were about but as I was trying them on, one of the sales staff filled me in on what they do.  It turns out for every item they sell they plant ten trees on your behalf.  How cool is that?!  I was double sold, an awesome pair of pants and helping the environment, seems like a no brainer.  Here is a brief description about what the company is about found directly on their website.

“At tentree, we’re focused on more than just planting trees. We want to help change lives. Not only does reforestation revitalize dry arid soil and provide a substantial oxygen supply, but it directly benefits locals living in the area by providing wood for fuel, food, and fodder for livestock, as well as permanent and seasonal employment. We have partnered with not-for-profits across the planet to ensure tentree has a truly global footprint, and can identify the regions that will benefit most from our planting.” 

How does it work?  When you purchase an item, you receive a token which contains a unique code. You go to the companies website register for an account and redeem your token for ten trees.  You are then shown where your trees are planted and the impact that your contribution will have.  I have only bought one item thus far so I don’t know if it shows you the cumulative effect of your purchases so if anyone has let me know in the comments below.

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